a. Maintenance forms and procedures used by Army personnel will be those prescribed by DA Pamphlet 738-750,
The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
b. Maintenance forms and records used by Marine Corps personnel are prescribed by TM 4700-15/1.
1-3. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Refer to TM 750-244-3 for methods and procedures to destroy Army materiel to prevent enemy use.
1-4. REPORTING OF EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your Bridge Erection Cradle needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who
can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance.
a. Army--EIR will be prepared using SF 368, Quality Deficiency Report. Instructions for preparing EIRs are
provided in DA Pamphlet 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System. EIRs should be mailed directly to
Commander, U.S. Army Troop Support Command, ATTN: AMSTR-QX, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
63120-1798. A reply will be furnished directly to you.
b. Marine Corps--EIRs should be submitted in accordance with MCO 1650.17 directly to: Commanding General,
Marine Corps Logistics Base ATTN: Code 850, Albany, Georgia 31704-5000.
CPC of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problems with this item be reported so
that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other materials, such as
rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these materials may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report (QDR). Check
the box to indicate that the problem may be corrosion-related. Using key words such as "rust," "deterioration," "pitting,"
or "cracking," or even including color photos of the corroded area, where possible, in your QDR will help in problem
diagnosis and solution.
Submit form to Commander, U.S. Army Troop Support Command, ATTN: AMSTR-QX, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis,